Brendon Goddard is unsure what response he will have from coach John Worsfold when the pair discuss the Essendon veteran's AFL future.
Goddard has made it clear he wants to keep playing next season and said he will meet with Worsfold in the next week or two.
But ahead of Friday night's clash against his old club St Kilda, Goddard said Worsfold has given nothing away.
"Woosha doesn't give too much away, he's pretty vanilla all the time - good and bad times," Goddard said.
"We've had discussions and they haven't been too deep or anything like that.
"I'm not naive, I know the situation I'm in and the club's in.
"I'm keen to do it (keep playing). I've made that pretty clear."
Goddard, 33, has played 331 games - 205 for the Saints and 126 for the Bombers since 2013.
Friday night's game is far removed from Goddard's first game against his old club, when he cried post-match because of the strong emotions.
"I thought about it in the last few weeks and caught up with a few old Saints boys," he said.
"But there are only four or five guys still on the list who I played with, so there's no connection there.
"But I still always have that connection and affinity with the club."
The far bigger focus for Goddard is that Essendon finish the season strongly.
Last weekend's narrow loss to Hawthorn, when Goddard's kick-out blunder led directly to a crucial Hawks goal, put the Bombers two games outside the eight with three rounds left.
They should beat the Saints, but then come top side Richmond and a tough trip to play Port Adelaide.
While Essendon will end the season ruing their dreadful 2-6 start, they also have improved considerably.
"We probably need a bit of help from a few other teams," Goddard said.
"We continue to try to perform, keep improving and thinking more about continual improvement rather than the win-loss ratio and what needs to happen."